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Scriptural Quotes



When the soul gradually reduces and then stops altogether its participation in darkness and inauspicious powers, the Friend of the World, God, reveals to the soul the limitless character of its knowledge and activity. Mrigendra Agama, Jnana Pada 5.A1

Those who are ignorant of real dharma and, though wicked and haughty, account themselves virtuous, kill animals without any feeling of remorse or fear of punishment. In their next lives, such sinful persons will be eaten by the same creatures they have killed in this world. Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.4

What pleasure it is to human beings everywhere when their children possess knowledge surpassing their own! -Verse 68 Tirukural

Look upon a woman as a goddess, who of special energy she is, and honor her in that state. -Uttara Tantra

Truth is the Supreme. The Supreme is Truth. Through Truth men never fall from the heavenly world, because Truth belongs to the saints. Therefore, they rejoice in Truth. Krishna Yajur Veda, Mahanarayana Upanishad 505

He who reads this sacred dialog of ours, by him I consider Myself worshiped through the sacrifice of knowledge. And the man who listens to it with faith and without scoffing, liberated, he shall attain to the happy realm of the righteous. Bhagavad Gita 18.70-71

O man! Be a little patient and see! You will understand who you are. Do not grieve over that which does not merit grief. Joy and sorrow are of the world. You are a conscious being. Nothing can affect you. Arise! Be awake! Sage Yogaswami, Natchintanai 13

"Women will come to the helm and men will row the oars. Women will be the peacemakers." -Shree Anandamayima

The inspired Self is not born nor does He die; He springs from nothing and becomes nothing. Unborn, permanent, unchanging, primordial, He is not destroyed when the body is destroyed. Krishna Yajur Veda, Katha Upanishad 2.18

When the yogin unites his breath with Aum or is united with the All in manifold ways, it is called yoga. This oneness of breath, mind and senses, the renunciation of all existence-this is termed yoga. Krishna Yajur Veda Maitreya Upanishad 6.25

Like the household fire, devotees seek the glory of the Lord even from afar and enshrine it in their inner chamber for enlightenment. The glory of our Lord is full of splendor, all-illuminative and worthy to be honored in every heart. Rig Veda Samhita 7.1.2

The world is an ashrama-a training ground for the achievement of freedom. Each one does his part according to his own measure. -SivaYogaswami

Thou art the luminous Aum and formless Being. Affirmation and negation art Thou too. Thou art certitude and Truth indeed art Thou. The essence of all living things and felicity art Thou. Natchintanai, Sage Yogaswami


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